I am trying to duplicate a display for training pilots. The
display is a 14hi x 25wide grid. The font is 'Letter Gothic MT
Each character has equal widths and fits perfectly in the
grid, which is what I need. I also need the same font 3 points
smaller that also fits in the grid. I do this by selecting 1.8 A/V
(I guess this is like kerning) It works great with static text.
Unfortunately, I have to embed the font so the end user can
see it correctly. Thats where problems begin. I apparently can only
embed with Dynamic text which is OK. When I embed the font the 1.8
A/V (kerning) goes away and I lose all the alignment. I am
currently trying to use text variables and HTML coding to color the
letters and change the size of the characters.
I have to embed, I would like dynamic text, and I have to
change the color on individual characters.
I don't understand how flash manages text. I tried to find it
in the online docs and in this forum but no luck.
Are you using dynamic fields because the text changes? If
not, if you use static text fields, the font outlines are embedded
in the file automatically so the user will see them correctly (in
theory--I'm not sure if Flash 7 has that feature, so you should
check the documentation if you aren't sure it doesn't).
I tried your suggestion. Apparently static text does auto
embed itself into the final swf. Since that is the case, I suppose
what I'm remembering must be that we used dynamic text and forgot
It would be nice to use actionscript to control the text
content (ie. dynamic) then we don't have to be concerned with
messing up the alignment.